John Hayes


Has a very, very high standard for performance of others, even higher for himself. An inspired visionary. Not familiar with ceremonies and fluff, what you see is what you get.

Mr. Hayes is the original founder of Blackney Hayes Architects with over 30 years of experience as an architect. John’s role in the firm covers all aspects of the company, from the day-to-day operations to long-range planning. John is a leader in the architectural community, serving on many professional boards.

As a Principal-in-Charge, Mr. Hayes’ role is to set the creative direction for the project. His primary focus is to fulfill on the client’s goals and vision. This requires a strong understanding of the client’s business objectives, personal values and mission, as well as a thorough knowledge of the construction industry and what it takes to ensure a successful project. Mr. Hayes’ designs have received numerous awards over the years.


University of Pennsylvania
Master of Architecture

University of the Arts
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design

E. Lewis Dales Fellowship
Study of Architecture in Europe


Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Virginia, NCARB


American Institute of Architects
Member [Current]
President, Philadelphia Chapter [1998]
Board of Directors, Philadelphia Chapter [1995-01]

Architecture & Design Charter High School of Philadelphia President [2000-02]
Founder & Board of Directors [1999-02]
Chairman, Finance Committee [1999-02]
Chairman, Fundraising Committee [1999-00]

Building Officials & Code Administrators

Historic American Buildings
Survey Advisory Board [1994-95]